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Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
experienced an unusual light show. ktvu's allie rasmus asked nasa about the activity. >> reporter: kids were captivated by the activities, but many parents had questions and concerns about recent cosmic activity. >> it gives you the opportunity to get the big picture and see what is happening out there. >> reporter: first was the asteroid that struck russia creating a sonic boom that injured thousands. later in the day people watched afterroid ad-13 skim by. and mittt minutes after that, a much smaller meteor created a flash seen across the bay area. >> it was a cosmic coincidence. a lot of times they want to know if they are related and i tell them they are not related. >> thee in one day and makes up workmanship if the next one is around corner. >> reporter: three cosmic objects passing by or into earth in one day isn't unusual, but what is rare that they all passed over populated area and were recorded and shared with a worldwide audience. like the video on youtube of yesterday's bay area meteor captured by a driver in san francisco. >> most of the earth is 70% water and most of them
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
planet. it happened in the past hour, nasa said the meteorite in russia had nothing to do with the asteroid, about the size of half a football field. joining me, astronomer david dundee. the question is, as i have just answered, there was nothing to do with the two of them one is more common than the other. meteorites in the sky of russia coming down. how rare is that? >> well, meteorite impacts happen all the time. the earth picks up tons of debris every day but it's usually in the form of dust and smaller objects. one the size of what we saw in russia is a once in a decade thing. last time this happened was about ten years ago, over in the pakistan, india region of the world. but the two objects are totally unrelated and one of the other big things to consider is that you're separating the two events by 14 hours. remember, the earth is hurling around the sun at 19 miles per second so we're in a different neighborhood than weapon the meet -- when the meteor came in in russia. >> that's interesting. everything's moving at once. how fast was this thing going? >> the top sea
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
feet deep. nasa estimates that an object this size approaches earth every 40 years with the likelihood of a strike every 12,000 years. scientists worldwide claim that the mir astronauts were unrelated because of their very different trajectories. the $4 trillion global telecommunications industry is breathing a sigh of relief tonight as that astra crossed over the gm synchronous orbit of more than 1,000 telecommunications and weather satellites without incident. fox news correspondent bill keating has our report. ♪ >> this * is going away. >> reporter: asteroid be a 14 is more than 55,000 miles from earth moving away from us not to return for decades. this * came very close to earth in fact another close as astra flyby in recorded history. 17,000 miles. in the world is down -- astronomers response on predicting we would all be fine from the century, now worth impact. at least not this time. there are an estimated one millions base rocks near earth orbit. >> we have seen and tracked about 9,000 of them right now. and about 1,000 of them are potentially hazardous. >> and mr. astronomer
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
of flying glass and debris. tonight we have learned there was no warning. more on that from nasa in a moment. we begin with kirit radia in moscow. >> reporter: it came out of nowhere. a bright speck in the sky, soon streaking across the horizon, followed by an almost apocalyptic scene. a blinding flash of light, and then all hell broke loose. [ explosion ] dizzying explosions, shattering windows, knocking these office workers to the ground. these students were lucky, protected by curtains from the flying glass. and these men barely escaped the blast. [ explosion ] in the streets -- pandemonium. terrified residents thought the world was ending. people started to panic. somebody screamed, the end of the earth, he says. the chaos of the meteor captured on cell phones and the dashboard cameras of cars, so popular here in russia. the blast was so powerful, it knocked down a wall at this factory. in all, over 1,200 people were injured, mostly from broken glass. 3,000 buildings damaged, over a million square feet of glass shattered. many were injured after going to the window to check out the flash
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
is at the nasa ames center in mountain view this morning to talk to us more about the meteor and then also the timing of it all because a big space rock is headed toward earth. >> reporter: yes, that's exactly right, frank and michelle. to every you go more information about that meteor though, russian scientists say that meteor entered earth's atmosphere about 33,000 miles per hour and hit the ground. more than 700 people are recovering from the meteor's shockwaves that fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area and it caught most people off guard. >> terrified. i just hit the snooze bar on my iphone for another nine minutes of sleep and all of a sudden, i fell back asleep and i hear this loud bang! >> reporter: now, this comes on the same day an asteroid known as 2012da14 is headed towards earth. it will make the closest fly-by of an object its size. the meteor and the asteroid are not related. it's coincidence that they are both happening in the same time frame. researchers say this asteroid is not expected to make an impact on earth.
Feb 15, 2013 2:35am EST
this afternoon around 2:25 eastern. nasa didn't know about the astroid until a year ago when an amateur astronomer just happened to spot it in our skies. but it seems a remote part of russia did get a visitor from space. at least one meteorite streaked across the sky this morning triggering powerful shockwaves. witnesses say the noise set off car alarms and broke windows and damaged a factory. at least 250 people were hurt, mostly cuts from broken glass. thousands of russian troops were put on alert. >> apparently according to the latest information we have, 20,000 first responders are being sent to the scene, three aircraft surveying the damage from the scene. again, all those folks injured from the broken glass of all the stuff that shattered during the collision. >> and it's cold there, so the people with shattered windows are in the freezing cold. so a lot going on. >>> now let's check our weather. mountain snow in the central rockies. showers from tennessee to southern illinois. heavy rain from orlando southward. snow around the great lakes and northern new england. >>> mostly 50s
Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
but that investigation being blocked by the justice department. nasa is now commenting at this point saying it would be inappropriate to discuss any possible investigation. >>> as we continue to following a developing story out of south africa this morning where olympian oscar pistorius learned he'll face a premeditated murder charge against his girlfriend. pistorius reportedly went openly as prosecutors announced their course of action against the athlete. this is video of pistorius leaving jail for the courtroom earlier this morning. his girlfriend seen here, reeva steenkamp was shot and killed at the olympian's home. she was a model and budding reality tv star. pistorius will remain in jail until his bail hearing early next week. >>> after spending five wild days adrift out at sea, a lot of those passengers stranded aboard the carnival cruise ship had a chance to sleep in a hotel room. some stop and kissed the ground. the massive cruise ship was disabled by an engine fire that knocked out power and spilled sewage all over and stopped the heating and air conditioning systems onboard. >> it was the
Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
of collisions. >> reporter: aware, but how well is the world prepared? nasa budgeted $20 million last year to look for objects that may hit the earth but some scientists say more money should be spent on detection and ways to avoid a possible collision. >> we've gotten very good at finding the big things, the kilometer sized objects. we're working down to smaller objects. but there's many more of the small objects like these than there are of the big ones. >> i'd say the appropriate technology for deflecting a dangerous asteroid could possibly be a nuclear bomb, but the key is catching and detecting the objects early. >> reporter: experts say that friday's blast could have killed thousands of people had the meteor landed in the middle of a large city, a reminder they say that even smaller objects threatening earth should be a wake-up call. >> we knew factually we lived in a celestial falling rock zone, but friday taught us, reminded us that we live in a shooting gallery, in fact, we got into a crossfire. >> reporter: the power of the universe on display here on earth. michelle franzen, nbc
Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
't happen, nasa assures us, is this asteroid and, oh, yes, it has a name, called da 14, they say it will not hit earth. still, you cannot ignore the buzz around this out of this world event. so we have this whole team of reporters for you and analysts to bring you this historic moment. we have a so-called asteroid hunter, former astronaut, coming on live this hour and next to talk about really what will be a historic moment as 2012 da-14 brushes by us earthlings. that will start just about ten minutes from now. right now, i want to go straight to casey wian, live in pasadena, california, nasa's jet propulsion laboratory. and i imagine the excitement is palpable. they're tracking the asteroid. tell me where it is now. >> reporter: well, it is over australia, brooke. they are very excited here at jpl. it is a very, very big day. they have been tracking this asteroid for nearly a year. today is the day it is going to get closest it is going to come to the earth as you mentioned, 17,200 miles. and right now, it is coming from the southern hemisphere, approaching the earth, basically
Feb 15, 2013 1:40am PST
's surprising is nasa didn't even see it. we'll tell you why, coming up next right here on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as fifteen doll
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
>> astronomers will be glued to a large asteroid makes a very close trip past earth! these are nasa radar images and illustrations of the asteroid. the 150-meter diameter rock is going to pass so close to earth, it will be even closer than some satellites! no need to worry, though; nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say an asteroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two-and-a-half megaton bomb. >> coming up your complete sports... the bay area market ranked only 28th in super bowl television ratings despite the 49ers participation. have the giants. with two world series titles in three years. passed up the 49ers as the number-one team in the bay area? speaking of the giants. spring training is here and there will be a lot of eyes on the progress of tim lincecum. who had a subpar regular season but was great out of the bullpen in the postseason. will he ever regain his old form as a starter? and if not could a relief role. possibly as a closer. be in his future? third baseman pablo sandoval was obviously fantastic in the world series. but. like l
Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
of the beast of the southern wild and nasa' mohawk guy will be a guest for the first lady. he'll get a lot of attention for working on the curiosity landing on mars. he'll there be to highlight the president's call for more vees yaz for immigrants working on engineering. >>> we have a website that is designed to create a second screen experience with fact checking and social media reactions. >>> and also on hand tonight, ted nugent who will be a guest of republican congressman steve stockman. last year nugent said he would be dead or in jail if president obama was re-elected. i guess he forgot it add or in congress. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> let the good times roll. it's fat tuesday in bushon street. thousands flock to new orleans to take part in mardi gras. jay gray is live on bourbon street. you having a good time down there? >> reporter: yeah. i got them all the right way. i bought them in a shop. take a look down bourbon street. this place is still packed. that is unbelievable. that is a trash truck trying to get through. it's trash service day. good luck
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
scientists can see cosmic rocks coming our way, doing something about it is the tricky part. in theory, nasa would be able to knock a threatening incoming asteroid off orbit so it misses earth. but there's very little precedent for that. the only thing that comes close was a 2005 mission where nasa steered a probe about the size of a coffee table into an oncoming docket, a project known as -- comet, a prooj knoject kn "deep comet." >> with the they're tess should work fine, certainly there would be details in launching a massive object into space, making sure we guide it correctly so it will hit the right spot on the asteroid to knock it appropriately off-course. >> reporter: scientists say these events, the meteor in russia and the asteroid's close call, should be a wake-up call. if the asteroid instead of missing earth had impacted, say, washington, d.c., it would have been devastating. >> if it's dense enough and could hit the earth intact, the impact crater itself would not be that big. but the effects from the shockwave and the heat from impact would be enough to basically wipe out ever
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
-wide asteroid heading for earth. here's an image of the asteroid from nasa when it was more than 450,000 miles from earth. tom foreman has the details on how close it will get. >> let's get reference points. we talk about the earth many of us like to think the moon is close to us but the moon is not as close as you think. it's almost a quarter million miles away so what is close in space in satellites, we've been launching these for decades and filled the sky. some are fairly low, others quite high. the highest are communications and gps satellites, about 22,000 miles up in the air. where is this asteroid going to be? it is going to shoot out of the sky and cut right through the top of the satellite belt, at about 17,000 miles. >> an awful lot going on in the skies right now so we're joined by bill nye the science guy, is he in los angeles. bill, the meteor shower in russia, the ast noid some 17,000 miles away, i think everyone really has two questions here, first of all, is there a connection here and is there a difference between a meteor shower and an asteroid? help us out. >> oh, yeah, yea
Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
? nasa says it was likely a meteor. not a space rock that streaked across skies over russia where 1,000 are recovering from injuries. the damage estimate for that, $33 million. and that happened on the same day that an asteroid half the size of a football field did a drive-by, passing 17,000 miles above earth. dr. hakin oleshegy is a scientist at the florida institute of technology and spokesperson for the science channel. nice to have you with us this morning. >> good morning. i'm happy to be here. >> first we need to clear up a few thing. initially we were calling that space rock in russia a meteorite. but it actually of an asteroid as well as the other one. >> well, you know, the naming of these rocks is kind of interesting, right? this object originated in the asteroid belt, so it is an asteroid. when it became streaking through our skies, we call it a meteor. then when it became a fireball, we called it a bolide. when the part hit the ground, fragments, we call those meteorites. >> i think i followed all that. >> yeah. >> you started off with the fact that it came from the aste
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
million mission is managed by nasa and the u.s. geological survey. >> similolorlar energy >> consider some of the claim is available, but makers of solar panels are dealing with had asa hazardous waste problem. >> state records show that 44 manufacturing facilities in california produced 46.5 million lbs. of hazardous waste from 2007 to the first half of 2011. roughly 97 percent of it was taken to in-state waste still is, but more than 1.4 million lbs. was transported out of state. >> the number of cases of asthma in children is on the rise across them cross country. nearly one in 10 children now suffer from the disease. here in the bay area so the highest concentrations of as much are the same areas where pollution concerns are the highest. in alameda county, the as my escalation rate is nearly twice the state average and the third highest in california. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show a loss angeles county. it happened early yesterday at polsa rows of red and city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the heli
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
died off. dr. collins and his team will have been frozen for three years. nasa, we just went through the 10th anniversary of the challenger explosion. those astronauts that sit on that rocket, those and now in the future, if you have a nasa facility in your district and they sit on that rocket to go up, they froze for three years. firefighters out in the west when the storms come this summer and they are coming, the firefighters you call on them and beg them to come in and fight. and the weather service, those of you from florida and the tornado area and hurricanes area, the weathermen stay around the clockworking, frozen for three years. border patrol, brian terry, the people that work with him that are on the border where gangs, violent gangs coming across the border, brosen. for three -- frozen for three years. d.e.a. and others. the doctors out at walter reed, if you go out and visit walter reed or go visit your v.a. hospital, the doctors and the nurses that are working with the wounded warriors, people who have lost their limbs in afghanistan and iraq, frozen for three years. wi
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
has been investigating nasa for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern californ wants to bring criminal charges, but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. >>> several people are hurt this morning after a police chase ends with a shooting in san francisco. police say a stolen town car tried to get away from officers near the intersection of eddy and jones streets. after a short chase t car swerved on to the sidewalk to avoid spike strips. one officer shot at the car which kept going before crashing into a taxi and two other cars. the suspect is now under arrest, four other people are hurt. >>> we'll take a look at the forecast. >>> 9:28. welcome back. taking a live look at the hills in sunol. beautiful clear sky overhead. we need the rain to keep these hills green and it's on the way. but not before we get to 80 in some places. 45 degrees in san jose, 44 in gilroy. look at santa rosa, they're still at 35 degrees because we had a stubborn pocket of fog that hung out there all day. it's our tur
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